Camiguin de Babuyanes Volcano in Cagayan Province


Towering 712 meters (2,336 ft) above Camiguin Island, Mount Camiguin, or Camiguin de Babuyanes Volcano, is a lushly forested peak. Carved by fire, the island’s highest point testifies to the region’s dramatic geological history. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) classifies it as an active volcano, with its most recent eruption, a phreatic event possibly extending underwater, occurring around 1857.

For experienced hikers, the chance to reach the summit of the volcano and witness the panoramic views of the surrounding islands and Luzon Strait is a thrilling challenge. However, due to the active nature of the volcano, it’s crucial to prioritize safety.

While the forested trail may seem inviting for a relatively easy hike, be aware of the potential presence of venomous snakes. To navigate this terrain safely, coordinate with local authorities and hire a registered guide who can provide expertise and ensure a responsible ascent. This will allow you to experience the fascinating volcanic features like boiling mud pools and sulfur vents up close, while minimizing risks.

Camiguin de Babuyanes Volcano Location

Camiguin de Babuyanes, is an active stratovolcano located on Camiguin Island, part of the Babuyan Islands archipelago north of Luzon Island in the Philippines. It falls under the jurisdiction of the municipality of Calayan in the province of Cagayan.

Camiguin de Babuyanes Volcano Location Map

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